In Threads no. 159, author Claire Shaeffer takes a closer look at the work of iconic designer Charles James. Here, we include some more examples of James's work.
"One of the most challenging elements of writing an article or book is that I have to choose what is included when there are so many options. Here are a few additional photos from the Charles James exhibition at Chicago History Museum that I particularly like. Special thanks to the Chicago History Museum for the photos and its help with this article." — Claire Shaeffer
In this photo you can see the various colored underskirts of this gown.
Sketched by Antonio Lopez, this coat was fabricated from the silk damask draperies in Mrs. Potter Palmer’s apartment by a subsequent owner. The coat is intricately seamed with folds at the front and back edges.